2022 Kia Celtos S Review

Kia Used to be cheap and cheerful, but it is fast becoming glamorous and hard to hold.

Waiting about six months, Celtos SUVs are now a hot commodity.

It has been updated with a new badge, and its price has risen in line with the rest of the Kia range due to equipment shortages, skyrocketing shipping costs and large demand.

The 2022 Kia Celtos S The test here sits one step above the lower end of the range, as it is fitted with an optional safety pack.

With more advanced AEB systems, it usually comes with security tools reserved for Sport + and GT-Line.

Granted it takes a huge pool of competitors, and as part of a wider range of it, should you wait for the Celtos S?

Clock: Paul’s video review of the Celtos GT-Line AWD

What is the price of Kia Celtos S?

In the test we have Kia Seltos S with safety pack, which is from the price আগে 28,290 before on-road costs. Without the security pack it would be $ 1000 more expensive than the S

Our test car has a 520 premium for paint and looks like every color except Starbright Yellow.

Competitors include the Volkswagen T-Roc (from $ 35,500), the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (from $ 32,990) and the Hyundai Kona (from $ 26,900).

Don’t forget though what skimps on standard tools. More on that in a moment.

2022 Kia Seltos Price:

  • Kia Seltos S 2.0 FWD: $ 27,290
  • Kia Seltos S Safety Pack 2.0 with FWD: $ 28,290
  • Kia Seltos Sport 2.0 FWD: $ 30,290
  • Kia Seltos Sport with Safety Pack 2.0 FWD: $ 31,290
  • Kia Seltos Sport + 2.0 FWD: $ 33,790
  • Kia Seltos Sport + 1.6T AWD: $ 37,290
  • Kia Seltos GT-Line 1.6T AWD: $ 42,700

Price excludes on-road costs

How about the inside of the Kia Celtos S?

When I first jumped into Celts, like all the last Qiyas, the simplicity of the interior stood out. It’s clean and simple, with the silver dashboard of the led black dashboard.

The 8.0-inch infotainment screen is prominent in the middle of the dash, but it seems to belong.

Although the infotainment is powered by a touchscreen, there is an easy access button on the side. Some Kia are known for their refinement of infotainment, Celtos is no exception.

Everything works great and is very easy to navigate. It’s paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is wireless and the only negative thing I can say about this unit is that it Still Doesn’t hold a perfect wireless connection.

Earlier versions of the system were known to bug out when connected to wireless phone mirroring, but Kia has worked hard to fix the problem. Current versions of the infotainment system are much more reliable.

The air conditioning control sits under the vent. The pods are simple, but easy to navigate at a glance.

Below this is a storage bogie with a USB port, as it is large enough for a phone, some glasses and a charging cable. The buttons around the gear selector are empty, which is an indication that I’m in the base model.

It has two cup holders on the back, with parking brakes and auto hold controls on the side. There’s also a small slot that will be a perfect place for your key… if you don’t need to keep an old-fashioned key in a barrel for these celts.

Below is also a decent size armrest with a decent amount of storage. The material used for all the armrests is beautiful and soft, similar to the door panels that keep my elbows beautiful and happy.

The seats are fabric, which is obviously cheaper than leather, yet extremely comfortable. These are manual for removal, but companies of all shapes and sizes will be able to be comfortable.

There’s a decent amount of space in the back, enough room for a baby seat – it’s a rear-facing one.

However, there are no rear seat pockets, rear seat drink holders, rear air vents or charging ports, which makes it difficult for mom to shake the iPad, the drink bottle and the rising temperature. This makes the base Celtos less capable as a family car, which is disappointing.

Is behind the second row 468 liters Boot space and 1428L With rear seat folds. It’s the size of a very decent boot and bigger than some big, more expensive cars can claim.

The Celtos S is fitted with a space-saver, though unlike the full-size extra spare found in other variants.

What’s under the bonnet?

All front-wheel drive is powered by Kia Seltos Model A. 2.0-liter naturally ambitious four-cylinder petrol engine Drive the front wheel through a CVT automatic.

Is quoted at the output 110 kW (6200rpm and 180Nm (4500rpm), which is equivalent to this segment.

Fuel usage is claimed 6.9L / 100km However in the test I got about 7.2L / 100km mark in mixed highway and city driving.

Celtos 91 RON is happy to run on unleashed, which keeps the price low. Measure the fuel tank 50 liters.

How does Kia Celtos S drive?

Looks like the only updates made to Celts are far from the drivetrain. It carries the strengths and weaknesses of last year’s model, which is mostly a good thing.

The 2.0-liter petrol engine isn’t anything to be excited about, but it’s quite a punch engine for regular driving.

Being a CVT we were expecting lots of revs and a crude drive, but the reality is much better than that.

It’s not completely seamless, but it’s a nice transition that fades in the background with regular driving and gives you a lot of confidence when you’re in traffic. If you don’t nail it to the accelerator, it behaves like a normal automatic, although the changes in the “gear” are a touch slurry.

Typically, CVT is a weak relationship within a model range. In the case of the Celts, this is actually a better transmission than the dual-clutch transmission found in the Sport + and GT-Line AWD grades.

Intelligently, the suspension is exactly what you would expect for a base model. It is comfortable on the city speed bumps and holes, thanks to its short wheels and long tires. Of course, these are a bit basic to look at, but they also make the journey more comfortable

At low speeds, the steering is light enough to make parking easier. Although it did not come at the cost of highway stability.

The road-holding and durability in the triple figure is impressive, and the 2.0-liter engine and CVT combo hum quietly at around 2000rpm on the freeway, despite the relatively modest output on paper.

In contrast to the multi-link rear suspension in the AWD models, the fitting with the rear beam torsion bar suspension does not detract from the driving experience.

Unfortunately, some of Kia’s security features, such as Lane-Keep Assist, are very interesting. It’s not something I enjoy at all, because it almost feels like you’re competing with the car for control at times.

Fortunately this can be turned off, and the rest of the driver support is well calibrated. Adapted cruise control (part of optional safety pack) works well and keeps the highway airborne.

Although Kia takes extra charge for them it is a shame.

Did you get

Celtos S Highlights:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Wireless)
  • Reversing camera
  • Rear parking sensor
  • 16-inch steel wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Six speaker sound system
  • Extra wheel of space-saver
  • Tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high beam
  • Air conditioner

Optional security pack adds:

  • With AEB:
    • Cyclist identification
    • Junction Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver Attention Alert +
  • Electric park brake with auto hold
  • Electric folding side mirror
  • Auto up / down driver window

Is Kia Seltos S safe?

When Kia Celtos was tested by ANCAP In 2019This is a received Five star safety rating.

All models received an adult occupant protection score of 85 percent, child occupant safety score of 83 percent, impaired road user safety score of 61 percent and a safety assistance score of 70 percent.

The Celts S and Sport models, along with optional safety packs, have outperformed the Sport + and GT-line grades for more sophisticated AEB fusion systems in the unprotected road users (68 percent) and safety support (78 percent) categories. Which adds cyclist identification.

All Celtos models are standard with:

  • AEB with pedestrian identification
  • Driver attention alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane exit warning
  • Lane-keep assistance
  • Reverse camera with dynamic direction

Add optional safety pack for S and Sport models:

  • AEB with cyclist identification
  • AEB with Junction Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver Attention Alert +
  • Electric Park Brake
  • Large rear disc brakes

Celtos Sport + adds:

  • Blind-spot support
  • Rear cross-traffic assistance

The Celtos GT-Line adds:

  • Lane Following Assist (Centered)

How much does it cost to run Kia Seltos S?

Kia also offers seven-year cap-price servicing Seven year, unlimited kilometer warranty.

The Kia Seltos 2.0-liter requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000 km, whichever comes first.

Equipped with a 2.0-liter four, the average cost per service of Celtos for the first seven years of ownership is $ 402.

Fight with Kia Celtos S of CareExpert

Kia has clearly heard people talk about this, and has developed a car that is an SUV that cleverly balances the space inside with a reasonably compact dimension on the outside.

Provides what we expected for the price. While not a groundbreaking contribution to the genre, it is a must have, for any Affiliate, promoting any program.

If you’re someone who wants more jumps in your car, the GT-Line is definitely hard to blame. However, if chic isn’t your thing, the Celtos S is an impressive go.

Just make sure you tick the Safety Pack box.

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